Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22 Years for Murdering George Floyd

June 25, 2021

Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison Friday for the May 2020 killing of George Floyd. Two months ago, the former police officer was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Exactly 13 months after Floyd’s killing, Chauvin appeared in court to learn his fate. Ahead of the sentencing, four of Floyd’s loved ones — his 7-year-old daughter, nephew and two brothers — gave victim impact statements. 

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